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law attorney seth. dr. scott, i start with you, this is an amazing story that president promises we can keep our health insurance coverage knowing that likelihood is 47% to 60% would close their coverage each year, millions of americans without coverage, he promised us the opposite. what do you make of this? >> this is an irs bulle but -- - >> bottom line is that i think they were anticipating the people would lose their coverage, and move into the exchanges. these are most lo lucrative, i suspect they would move on to plans they would like more, we're finding right now options are worse than they should in costs and benefit design. >> we've seen people say, they see increased costs but administration reporting that young people, individuals will see costs on their policies of just $50 a month, i have to tell you, i have not seen that in talking with anybody on our show. what do you think of the back and forth, a give and take between the white house and media on the topics? >> i think that it demonstrates that administration is not only not in control of what is going on, but they
into effect as the result of bigger waters flood insurance reform law. so i urge my colleagues in the senate to pass this bipartisan bill that was introduce by senator menendez and senator isakson that would delay the premium increases set to go into effect until after fema has done a study and provided congress with a plan to make the rates basically affordable. our families work so hard. they're trying to rebuild. and, frankly, they deserve nothing less. some homeowners, even as they do rebuild, have started seeing their rates increase. this would cause so many of our constituents to be forced out of their homes and communities that they love, that they lived in their whole lives. this is why the menendez-isakson bill is so critical and why i strongly urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this commonsense legislation. now as we focus on providing communities with all of the resources they need to rebuild from sandy, the federal government is partnering with states and local governments, the private sector and academia to develop solutions that will protect us from the ne
be grandfathered in. >> she's lying because the grandfather clause for those plans, right in the law, had an old list of exceptions that made the grandfather clause meaningless. compare it with the grandfather clause for unions in the very next paragraph where there, that is guaranteed period, as the president said, without the long string of fine print to make it meaningless. stuart: got it. mr. waxman is on, getting political, go. >> he said tens of millions would lose their insurance, but in fact everybody in this country is going to have action cess to health insurance because they won't be discriminated against. they said that it would explode the deficit and yet the reputable organizations like the budget office says it's going to save 100 billion dollars over ten years. so we've had a litany of objections from the republicans about the affordable care act which has driven this to such a frenzy, they even closed the government. so, now, we have you before the committee and you're being asked, i suppose later you'll be asked about the website, but let me pursue this question about individua
care law that i think is bad for patients as well as doctors and nurses to take care of them as well as the taxpayers this -- the problems with the bad side are only the tip of the expert. the law itself is fatally flawed in terms of keeping your doctor and all of these cancellations of policies. gerri: i will show some numbers. we have been running a tally on the cancellations. i have something. if you add up all these numbers from all over the country, hundreds of thousands of people getting cancellations. kathleen sebelius was saying that there not cancellations. if they are not, what are they? >> there cancellations, and there are more than some. more and more of these grand father plans will have to make enough changes to comply that there will be canceled, no longer legal for sale which is bad. >> the regulations they wrote after words. the tower of regulations. they've really got very restricted in the regulations when the president said if you like your insurance to keep it. really only if the white house likes your insurance you can keep their insurance. the white house is n
they're in a union or not. mr. griffin has extensive experience in employment law. he's highly respected by his fellow labor lawyers on both the union and business sides. as general counsel for the nlrb he will safeguard fair compensation and working conditions for all american workers. this week the senate will also vote on a number of other crucial executive nominations. some of whom have been stalled for more than a year. the senate will consider the nomination of katherine archuleta to serve as director of the office of personnel management. that is an extremely important position. she started her career in public service as an elementty tri schoolteacher. she will be the agency's first hispanic director. this is what she said -- and i quote -- "you do it as public service because have you a deep passion for public good and civic engagement. that's her quote. she's working in both the transportation and energy departments under president clinton, she served as chief of staff to tib the the labor secretary hilda solis for three years. she is emintentsly qualified yet ms. arc
for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own insurance, you are not employed through an employer or insured through an employer, you have to sign up for coverage by the deadline or face a penalty. you can do that through your insurer or go to the government changes, assuming healthcare.gov works one day. >> 8.5 million of 15 million could qualify for a subsidy. the affordable part of the affordable care act may be a misnomer for 6.5 millions that didn't qualify. we talk to a couple in carolina whose old policy is no longer available. >> gregs and his wife got an unpresent surprise - health premiums are doubling. they pay $629 to cover themselves and daughter sophie. in a letter blue cross blue shield of north carolina says it's ending their policy, offering them a new one meeting the criteria. the price tag $1,500. >> naturally i don't get angry, when i do, you know it. >> greg expected an increase. but not that much. >> out of blue, a letter saying your premiums wou
this by law. [ laughter ] >> jon: is this one of those stop and frisk deals? is that what is happen something in what does he have to do by law? why is he even talking about the law? maybe i should just let him -- >> all right. so i have to do this by law and so before we exchange the vows, i must ask if there's anyone present here today that should know of any reason why joseph and orville should not be marriaged -- married, speak now or forever hold your peace. >> jon: in new jersey that is the law. you are required by law to ask if anyone objects to a wedding. not just weddings in new jersey you have to do that for everything. it's part of the state's you got a problem with that act 1794. at any bar in new jersey at some point during the night, somebody looks at you and says do you have a problem with that? they don't want to fight they are obeying the law. time for the special moment they've been waiting for all their lives. >> do you wish to be joined in marriage. >> yes. yes. >> yes. >> and i wish to join you. not until marriage but join you together. [ laughter ] >> jon: too late it al
they put a name on. there's no law that says a title of a bill has to be truthful and sometimes that's how you can end up with a bill calling itself affordable care, when a majority lose their insurance, don't get for re they need or, example, find out in three to five years when they need a new pacemaker, the new law will not allow them to get it. those are problems. and what i have also found more and more of are senior citizens who are now beginning to figure out that when the aarp endorsed bamacare, i don't think it's disrespectful to the president justll the bill obamacare, as the president and others called the bill that governor omney signed in massachusetts, romneycare. i don't consider it disrespectful to former governor romney to call it romneycare. i don't think it's disrespectful to call the unaffordable care act obamacare. so no disrespect to the president intended by referring to his signature bill. but people have been hurt. people have been moved from full-time employment to part-time employment. they like their insurance policy, but then they found out they didn't get to
trade, pledging to attract more foreign investment into the united states as his failing healthcare law continues to not only frustrate millions of americans, but in some cases also injury them. those who are losing their healthcare plans because of obamacare. nearly all republican, and a growing number of democratic lawmakers, are now demanding either a delay of the individual mandate or an extension of the enroll am period. and -- enrollment period and the public is not pleased. the president is being pummeled in the latest polls, his job approval rating hit all-time low in newest "wall street journal" poll, just from% of americans a-- 42% of americans approving of his job performance compared to 51% disapproving. 2 two major polls with almost the same trend. gallup tracking poll, and fox news poll, the approval rating has dropped further. only 41%, 53% disapprove. the president's under war unders are not surprised perhaps with reports of up to two million people receiving cancellation notices from their health care insurance providers, new report reveals that obama administration kne
site does the financing of the new healthcare law work out? they have not released any numbers. not a single number about how many people have enrolled in. this that will be a moment of truth when we see those numbers in november. when the insurance companies look at this and say all right, who is signing up here? is it the right balance of younger and healthier people or just sicker and older people? just people qualifying for free coverage under medicaid? that is the critical moment of whether this law is going to work or not much. >> the preliminary numbers that we're getting, they are filtering out, suggestion the bulk of people signing up is medicaid. that's zero funding for this healthcare. >> medicaid was always expected to be part of the obama care expansion not the majority of it you need people to sign up who are contributing into the system otherwise it's just going to be a drain. >> it's curious i see jay carney duking it out with john karl i think to myself what is he thinking. >> pr body. worried about perceptions of this law. and the president mislead people will
is that pledge only counted until the health care law was signed in march of 2010 only for policies that were in effect before then. any way, these policies are lousy. >> there's two things. there was no extenuating circumstances when you said you can keep your plan. he didn't add a clause. in fact, he said clearly you can keep your plan. he said it once. he said it a thousand times. this wasn't a minor pledge. it was central to passing the law. it is sort of like the first president bush saying no new taxes. he broke that pledge. at least he had the honesty to tell everybody he was breaking the pledge. the president pledged this and never admitted he was going to break it. there's millions of people going to lose it, at least 15 million, including people in the small business community. many small business people are going to lose their plans too. >> we're going to get to that. dr. emanuel, the "wall street journal" reported this weekend that you in fact were part of a debate inside the white house at the time about whether or not this claim you can keep your plan, you can keep your doctor w
with his brush with the law. gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report" the obamacare rollout mess, when did the president know that millions of americans would be kicked off their health insurance plan? despite his repeated assurances to the contrary. >> if you like your health care plan you will be a will to keep your health care plan. gerri: also, a preview of kathleen sibelius' congressional testimony tomorrow, the head of the committee, chairman fred upton is here. finall and apology on the obamacare rollout. >> i want to apologize to you that these website has not worked as well as it should. gerri: will the site ever work for consumers? we're watching out for you tonight on "the willis report." ♪ gerri: our top story tonight, another omacare lie exposed. the white house going on the defensive after it was revealed that they knew for years and l.a. is of americans could not keep their health plans. despite president obama's repeated assurances to the american public if they like their plan they could keep it. here to weigh in, a visiting scholar
. they are already under fierce attack from republicans over the health care laws. obama now faces democratic concerns that the troubled start of the insurance program will cut into the political benefits that the party received from the government shutdown and might cost government -- democratic candidates in the next elections. was named asgh most responsible. to fix it entrusted was jeffrey zeitz. this followed a meeting between vice president joe biden and democratic freshmen. it appeared that the white house would have to do more to reassure democrats who emerged from the shutdown confident of their political fortunes. onublicans have roared back a wave of anger over the health care law. people are anxious. richard derman said -- richard durbin said he did not think there was confidence. this is more of a show me moment. we were all confident that the system would be up and running. we are not confident until it is real. the anxious include senators and house members facing hotly contested races. inre are also lawmakers states with republican governors who have done nothing to promote th
the health care law included a hardship exemption from the individual mandate yet the administration has failed to finalize the application form for the hardship exemption three and one half years after we passed this law. as of today, can an individual apply for a hardship exemption from the individual mandate on healthcare.gov, yes or no? >> i don't know. >> i do. it's no. on october 15th "politico" reported that if the online system for getting into obamacare coverage is rickety, the system for getting out of the mandate doesn't even exist yet. hhs says it will take another month at least for the administration to finalize the forms for the hardship exemption from the individual mandate. why has it taken three and one half years to finalize a simple application form for an exemption from the individual mandate? >> well, sir as you know the individual mandate is not in place until next year. we have, made it very clear that if somebody is medicaid eligible in a state that doesn't choose -- >> my last question and my last second, estimated 16 million people in the individual market have
. this is a key basic element of the law, creating a federal definition of insurance. your plan does not meet the definition you are out of luck. anyone would have known this is going to happen. gerri: to you. the administration is fighting back saying that, well, look, the information was out there. he talked about this a couple of years ago in the media. it is all hats. do you agree? >> no. i mean, they never admitted, they never previously admitted until this very moment and millions of americans would lose the health insurance they had. as rates just indicated, the president has kept the line if you like your plan you will be able to keep it. everyone who understood the lot knew that was not always going to happen and specifically the obama administration regulations written for their grandfather plans that might have been allowed to keep going, they wrote regulations summarily in tightly that no one could ever meet the tests. they did this on purpose. they wanted the plan to close to force millions of people out of there are insurance and to populate the new obamacare exchanges. it was n
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
upocorrespondent josh ber. you say he is one of the call california's most influential law mealawmakers. >> the family als has been on te scene for a while. the senator has been in office for just over 11 years. he is the chairman of the state's insurance commission and holds major sway over that industry. >> and is a member o film indusy and has a lot of power over holidahollywood as well. >> what do you see as the most significant allegations against him in the affidavit. >> all of these allegations are serious. you have a state senator accused of accepting $60,000 in bribes from fbi abilities. in a play to pay scheme or to influence legislation. those are serious allegations. >> there are allegations that there was an envelope of cash that exchanged hands in miami. the daughter and son on the payroll. there is a separate scheme as the fbi calls it in the affidavit regarding the health insurance regarding insurance payments to a hospital that was allegedly submitting inflated invoices. all of these are extremely serious allegations. the allegations say the charges that the fbi are con
in on the health care law's fate. until recently, many had not felt the impact obamacare would have on their everyday lives. but as premiums increase, paychecks fall and individuals face tax penalties in the coming months, people are rightfully outraged and they want their voices heard. >> we're going to talk about it right now with cal thomas. he's a syndicated columnist and fox news contributor. kristy setzer, the president of new heights communications and former spokesperson for former vermont governor howard dean. good to see both of you. >> hi. >> good to be here. >> cal, i'm going to start with you on this. i want to ask you, what do you think is the best move for republicans next? >> since they don't own this, arrest they will, there was not a single republican vote in congress for obamacare. i think they should get out of the way and let the full impact be felt by the american people. the initial preview of coming attractions is already out there. look, centralized government never works. it didn't work in the roman empire. it didn't work in the soviet union. both of which
we have to explain to administration officials have a lot worse. the law is if you are under the age of 26 and url jubal to stay under your pants plans, you cannot receive subsidies. website nothing on your that tells an under 26-year-old those facts. you are encourage people to sign up for insurance in a subsidy they may not be our chore and i do not even notice. class congressman ryan, i am happy to go back and check on that and get you information. class my time has expired. class one of the differences here in the legislative modeling is the way we attempted to repair the drug prescription benefit in terms of addressing the doughnut hole. we did not suggest we wanted to repeal the law. we simply said to repair it and remind everyone part of the gimmickry as it related to the doughnut will -- donut hole as well, the affordable care act, you can safely say, that is happened. we are in the midst of marketing. the open enrollment plan. so people right now, the i want tois terrific. come to another point. there is a great picture at daniel hall, where much of the american revolution w
captured the attacker. martha: during their darndest to defend the law as new questions emerge on whether top administration officials lied about the rollout. we will talk about that. >> before obamacare we were having-- >> will those people be able to keep their coverage? i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. whether you're just starting your 401(k) or you are ready for retirement, we'll help you get there. martha: two planes collided in midair, and amazingly everybody survived. both of these planes were loaded with skydivers when they crashed early saturday morning. the passengers were preparing to jump at the time and were able to parachute to safety. one plane landed safely, the crashed to the ground. >> very, very lucky. anytime two planes collided in the air, it is a potential disaster for everybody involved. so we were all very, very lucky. mar
before it's too late and every american family falls victim to this unworkable law which destroys jobs. in conclusion, god bless our jobs and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman from south carolina has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from illinois is recognized for one minute. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of ukraine's man-made famine and genocide. the great man-made famine was executed under joseph stalin's communist rule to eradicate culture, social institutions. under stalin's regime, the ukrainian people were stripped f their land and grain and left to starve. which was once the breadbasket of europe, it was forced famine that ultimately took the lives of over six million innocent men, women and children. but stalin's attempt to schedule much th
district they feel evans law firm has 17 people involved in their small law firm. that firm received a cancellation notice not because their insurance was not up to the standards that the president has set but because it grouped together with other policies and that's no longer going to be available to them so they have to go out on the market. the cheapest they have found so far is a 25% increase to them. another business own notified they'll pay a 13.5% increase next year because their insurance doesn't have pediatric care in it. none of the employees have children, so of course they coverage. pediatric this would be like going to sleep with your car in the driveway and weaking up to find the government switched out your car with a better one that doesn't suit your needs. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady seek recognition? the gentlelady from texas is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i am very pleased to have heard some of the testimony of secretary sebelius and to understand that we should be in this business, all of us, in serving the america
if they liked it. but when pressed if the president of the responsible for the law failures, she said, whatever, yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuelle on capitol hill with our report. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius defending the roll out of president's health care law but said, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to healthcare.gov launch. >> over months leading to october 1 launch, secretary and her colleagues at hhs looked us in the eye, and testified that everything was on track. >> reporter: after a lot of finger pointing, republican blackburn from tennessee pressed on who is to blame, asked if it was any of the top medicare officials. >> michelle snide ser snider is. >> excuse me, michelle snider is not responsible, hold me accountable i am responsible. >> reporter: the web site was taken off line last night and remained out of co
, not that quality, but the law requires that everyone have a one-size-fits-all government designed benefit package. all ten categories in it. so the 50-year-old couple has to pay for maternity care. the straight arrow, he has to pay for in-patient sensitive treatment. john: he wants everyone to be protected. >> the assumption is that we are too stupi to choose our own health insurance. that is why right now millions of people who are promised they could keep their health plan up are being herded out of the plans. you can almost hear the whip cracking. john: it includes all this stuff >> oh, yes. suddenly the washington bureaucrats have changed the promise. it is not you can keep your plan if you like it. it is, you had a plan that was a scam. you were too stupid to know it. now we are giving you the package that we know is right. john: which costs a lot more. >> of course it does. it includes all of these things you don't need, but they want you to have it, not because you will use the services, because you're going to put your money in there so that they can spend your money taking care of somebo
plans before the affordable care act became law and you really liked that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said under the law is, you have to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage because that too was a central premise of the affordable care act from the very beginning. jon: senior white house foreign affairs correspondent bowl goal is live outside the -- wendell goler is live outside the white house. wendell. >> reporter: as you heard the president say part of the reason for obamacare to get rid of what he called substandard insurance plans sold primarily on individual market which covers 5% of the country. though the president's focus back in 2009 seemed to be expanding health insurance coverage to people who didn't have any insurance, press secretary jay carney essentially says that it makes no essential to replace no insurance with inadequate health insurance. >> no hospitalizat
are not grandfathered and are not currently meeting the law. those notices have gone out. >> we just saw the president's promise and there was the secretary's answer and the person asking the questions is right there. congressman tim murphy from pennsylvania who is also a member of course of the house energy and commerce committee. he is also a psychologist and joins us now from pittsburgh. congressman, good afternoon and welcome fox news. >> good to see you. >> good to see you as always. she was in the hotseat and you grilled her as others during the committee hearing. what do you want to hear her say when she appears before the senate finance committee? >> i don't know if there is much they can say except to try to continue to put the cloak of silence over things and pretend everything is okay which they will probably continue to do. it is clear the white house knew you and secretary sebelius knew if you liked your plan you won't lose it. what could be more personal than a person seeing a doctor for an illness or psychiatrist for a problem and developed a relationship of trust and knowledge and now
this law, after signing the overall law in march of 2010. stephen hayes, senior writer "weekly standard," fox news contributor. parse this now, steve. your take? >> this is bigpretty big deal. this is confirmation of what many republicans were saying all along. the main promise of the white house's president obama's signature domestic policy that you could keep your plan if you like it but was not true but a deliberately. there is no real way to be polite about it. this was a lie. this was a lie from the beginning. these documents unearthed over last 24 hours make that abundantly clear. bill: are they parsing this language themselves? as you define the word is, is between the lines? >> they're in trouble. scrambling trying to come up with any way to explain this away when the plain language what the president said and what we've now seen makes it impossible to do so. valerie jarrett, top obama advisor sent out a tweet, saying in effect nothing in obamacare forces you off these plans. just these insurance companies that are doing this. bill: that seemed to be, a little bit of what we hea
% of americans say they now have enough information to understand the law's impact on their family. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable healthcare act. sunday a senior white house aide insisted the president was told the website would work. >> the website repeatedly crashed in the first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of americans surveyed believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the healthcare law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable and we own that. the president has said that is on him and we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month. republicans are skeptical. >> they are trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles per hour down the expressway. >> even democrats want it taken down for repairs. >> i said this directly to the president's chief of staff. they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those po
the affordable care act became law, and you really like that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. but ever since the law was passed if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said under the law is you've got to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage because that too was a central premise of the affordable care act act from the very beginning. >> essentially saying if you like your plan and they changed the plan to something you shouldn't like, i will change it for you. first off on the qualifying statement, 60% of all of these exchanges only have one option across the country. so you can't shop, you only have one product to choose from number one. number two, they did the slightest change to the health care which you hads, you are able to be kicked off, no longer to be grandfathered. the president did a wonderful two-step. instead of saying if you like your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it unless we deem it not good enough for
to rise after fiscal year 2015. it is not ideal, not the best, but it is the law and without replacing it with better savings we must keep sequestration. warner, i will support additional revenues. outas chairman ryan pointed ,nd senator kinsley made clear those additional revenues must come through economic growth. i think we can do that. i am equally certain republicans in congress will not support tax increases, either directly or indirectly. front door or back door. asking american workers to send more of their paychecks to washington will hurt growth. similarly, taking more tax dollars from job creators will result in fewer jobs. i agree exactly with what senator grassley said, the $600 billion tax hike that came with the fiscal cliff legislation at the end of last year was our tax hike. we have gotten the tax hike, and we will not support another one. let's explore representative cole's idea of an expedited tax reform process to get us the pro-growth tax policies that will give us the additional revenue we need. lastly, let's explore enacting the mandatory savings contained in p
bench. she has the support of the national women's law center, the women's bar association and the national congress of american indians. ms. millett is well-qualified and we should confirm her now. one justification -- and i don't think it is a good one -- but the only justification i've heard is not about her at all, madam president. it's about the d.c. circuit, some of my colleagues think that they should remain with three openings on their bench. i don't think this argument squares with the facts. currently three of the 11 seats on the d.c. circuit are empty, and according to the administrative office of the courts, seniors judges, judges who are partially retired, are now involved in over 40% of the cases that are decided on the merits. before he was our supreme court justice, john roberts was confirmed to sit on the d.c. circuit. ten years ago, when chief justice roberts was confirmed to sit on that circuit, the average judge on that court had only 125 pending cases. today, with three vacancies on the court, that number is 185 cases. those are the complex cases that a
for affordable health insurance. >> the governors and state legislators that embraced this law are delivering for their communities. but those elected who are trying to ignore the opportunities presented and continue to throw up roadblocks both here in congress and in state legislators should not now seem surprised that there are significant bumps along the way. this seems to be completely disingenuous. >> reporter: in today's testimony, secretary sebelius didn't address calls by some republicans that she resign. she promised again the website will be fixed by november 30. and she took on the criticism insurance companies are canceling thousands of existing policies despite the president's pledge individuals could keep their plans if they wanted to. in other words, they'd be grandfathered in. >> we outlined the grandfather policy so people could keep their own plans. we then began to implement the other features of the affordable care act. so if someone is buying a brand new policy in the individual market today or last week, they will have consumer protections for the first time. but if, aga
their plans, yeah? >> several important agencies enforcing the new law, meaning the treasury, irs, hhs and the labor department. now the administration is out attacking nbc and other media outlets reporting facts out in the irs bulletins and the federal register about the new law. here is the deal, the bottom line. basically they were looking at market analysis that says a percentage of people basically turn over. they don't want their plans and ditch their plans and get new plans. when the individuals get new plans, the new plans may not meet the standards set down by the health reform laws, co-pays, coverages for preventive services and the like, the quote is in the federal register, which is the book that the government puts out showing the new laws, and rather the new regulations and the percentage of individual policies losing the grandfather status. meaning, they would lose the status of being qualified, could exceed 40 to 66, 67%. stuart: of the 14 million policies out there, up to 60%. >> 66% or 67%. stuart: some say higher, some say 80% could be kicked off the policies that th
. how disingenuous. the insurance companies are following the law that he insisted upon and they now have to live under. >> well he has pick ad perfect enemy for him because of course nobody wants to stand up for the insurance companies but as you say, the insurance companies are doing exactly what the law has instructed them and other thing is, let's not forget, insurance companies whether you like them or not, they are for-profit corporations and if you put a bun of laws in place that incentivize them to kick people off insurance perhaps, that is the law's fault, not the company's fault. and so, you know, for him to vilify them now especially after he has sort of brought them in and basically made them you know, promise them a massive new marketplace off of which to make money, you know he can bash the insurance companies all he wants to now, but let's be clear he has been the biggest friend to insurance companies up to now because he created a whole new marketplace for them and of course that gets missed in the press all the time. and of course he would never admit to that now but
coverage two weeks prior rinaldi said they will be interpret the law to say as long as you have coverage by march 31st you will be okay we're not sure how that will rollout. gerri: paul? what the white house said it is march 31st is the final deadline but the losses jimmy refers to -- january january 1st. >> if you want coverage to begin on june refers to have to sign up before the open enrollment period ends march march 31st so they signal as long as you have started the process before april april 1st we will count you as having coverage. gerri: it is clear as mud and the date is as soft as a baby's but. if obamacare does not work by jay refers to the insurance companies continue my insurance i have? we have had a lot of glitches over the weekend. >> that is a very open question. one analysis of the past couple weeks is 60 million people with the individual market who buy their own insurance will get a cancellation notices or are getting them now. is the web site doesn't work you cannot buy alternative forms what will they do? we don't have clear answers at this point. gerri: we have de
. he focuses on the health care law. >> hi, everybody. on thursday i addressed a conference for business leaders around the world. my pitch was simple. choose america. invest in america. create jobs in america. it speaks to my top priority as president, growing our economy, creating good jobs, strengthening security and opportunity for the middle class. over the past three and a half years, our businesses have created over 7.5 million new jobs. this week, the treasury confirmed that since i took office we have cut our deficit by more than half. but we have more work to do. we need to grow and create more good jobs faster. that is my driving focus, and i will go anywhere and do anything to make it happen. that has to be washington's driving focus as well. i know what you often hear out of washington can sadly charley brown's teacher, a jumble of unfocused noise out of touch with the things you care about. today i want to cut through that noise and talk plainly about what we should do right now to keep growing this economy and creating new jobs. it begins by ending what has do
appeals court reinstating most of a tough new abortion law in texas requiring doctors at clinic that is perform the procedure to have hospital admitting privileges. 12 of the 32 texas clinics do not comply with that. therefore they could be closed as early as today. the ruling comes just three days after a federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional. >> a bombshell new report revealing that some homeland security employees are fudging on their time sheets, claiming overtime while they sat at their desks and, you know, surfed the net. correspondent molly henneberg live in washington. molly, how long has this been going on? >> reporter: for years, gregg. federal investigators call it long-standing abuse of overtime payments this is happening specifically at department of homeland security. they have not got reports of paycheck padding at other agencies at this point, according to "the washington post." the controversy over something called administratively uncontrollable overtime or auo. it is meant to provide overtime pay for border patrol agents or others in the department who
make some changes to the law, specifically, extending the enrollment deadline beyond march 31st of next year. that could open the door if there is big senate debate about that to the possibility of extending and delaying the individual mandate which is the all-important way to fund this entire law. bottom line is, this effort has been led by jeanne shaheen of new hampshire. she is up for re-election in 2014 and has to defend the law. here she is on cbs. >> the rollout has been a disaster so what i'm proposing we extend the period in which people can enroll so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be i believe to be covered. >> reporter: and that is an important point that the white house keeps stressing which is that while there are these 10 senate democrats or so who are pushing for changes they're not trying to defund the law, they're not trying to dismantle the law as republicans have tried. said the democrats are pushing for changes the president may not want to make right now but they're trying to make the law better although you notice
republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with the website and the law. there are serious concerns about obamacare's long term financial liability. early numbers from state exchanges, nearly all of those enrolled are being funneled into medicaid, not insurance plans that the system will depend upon for financeing. >> look, the system will never look unless there are five to seven million people in the private side of this exchange, not the medicaid side side. they are no near that. jenna: the architect of obamacare says he is not worried. >> we have until all the way to march 31st to get to five to seven million, we expect naturally, i don't pay attention to the numbers. wait, let me finish. people will put off buying until the end and those numbers are irrelevant. jenna: he said by end of november he might have some concerns. peter doocy is live in washington with more on all of this peter. >> reporter: jenna, consumers are still having problems signing up online, on the phone and in person. and the obama administration knows that it is because no matte
enrolled in obamacare since the law went into effect. and now we know why. the numbers are so embarrassingly low that the obama administration is scrambling to wish her that this signature legislative achievements survive the obamacare disaster. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: evening, everyone. the obamacare website is a disaster. max baucus is calling for major changes in the program now in enrollment numbers for the first few days of the obamacare rollout are dramatically disappointing for the administration. the white house has been telling us for months that millions of americans have been visiting health care.gov, but the house oversight committee released internal notes from meetings that show only six people in total successfully enrolled on the first day enrolled. obamacare is a train wreck that has become a laughingstock as a result. as of today, the hite house pushed back expectations, taping them down and jay carney said that we don't expect those numbers to be very high and we never did. henry is at the white house with our report. reporter: embarrassed over the roll
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